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10th Anniversary Tannenberg Organ Celebration

Demonstrations, recitals, and cake!

10th Anniversary Tannenberg Organ Celebration - Building Image


About Old Salem's Tannenberg Organ

The historical importance of the magnificent organ David Tannenberg completed in 1800 for Home Moravian Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was recognized at the time of its dismantling in 1910, and it was not destroyed but remained in storage in various locations for eighty-eight years.

Tannenberg built about 40 organs during a career that began in 1758 and ended with his death in 1804. Unfortunately, only nine organs survive, and many of these have been significantly modified from their original design. The organ built for Home Moravian Church, the largest extant example of Tannenberg’s work, is the only surviving two-manual Tannenberg, and is largely intact.


With meticulous care and understanding, the organ was restored to its original state by Taylor & Boody Organbuilders of Staunton, Virginia. The restoration process took place from 1998-2004. Musically and visually it stands in Old Salem as a tribute to the talent and craftsmanship of a master organ builder and his remarkable musical achievement in the North Carolina Backcountry. (Watch the PBS Documentary Video about Old Salem's restoration of the Tannenberg organ)

10th Anniversary Tannenberg Organ Celebration

Saturday, March 15, 2014

11:00am - 3:00pm

James A. Gray, Jr. Auditorium

Old Salem Visitor Center

(900 Old Salem Road)


Join us for a continuation of the 10th Anniversary Tannenberg Organ Celebration that begins with a recital by Peter Sykes on Friday evening. Enjoy organ demonstrations, organ demonstrations featuring students from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and a birthday celebration (with cake) in honor of David Tannenberg who was born on March 21, 1728!


Admission: Free


For more information, contact info@oldsalem.org or 336-721-7350.


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